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Adult Movie Makers Join HD DVD Camp


Storage was a big topic at last week's Consumer Electronics Show and also at the neighboring AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2007, which caters to the bustling adult video trade.


At AVN, much of the buzz was that many of the adult studios, which had previously announced support for Blu-ray Disc--in part for the format's gargantuan 50GB capacity--were throwing their weight behind the HD DVD format.


Why the shift? Although the Blu-ray Disc Association is open to adult content being released in its format, Sony's disc duplicators will not replicate adult content on Blu-ray Disc. And there are few duplicators now beyond Sony capable of replicating Blu-ray Discs. HD DVD discs are also easier and less costly to manufacture, another benefit.


Martyn Williams of IDG News Service patrolled the adult entertainment expo after he finished at CES, and shot an interesting short video, interviewing several adult movie executives, as well as porn star Jenna Jameson, about HD DVD and its effect on the porn industry.


While refusing to allow porn duplication is a business decision for Sony, the company would do well to remember what happened more than two decades ago, when the adult film industry was forced to produce its content on VHS, and not Sony's Betamax.


VHS, of course, went on to win that infamous format struggle.
 
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